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AMERICAN AIRCRAFT OF WORLD WAR II This site covers virtually all U.S. aircraft designed or used during World War II. All photos are believed to be at least 50 years old and in the public domain.
Great Aircraft of History WW2 Fighters, Bombers, and more. By Stephen Sherman, Apr. 2002.Updated Sept. 26, 2012. I n World War Two, airplanes of all types - fighters, bombers, transports, etc. - developed rapidly. Biplanes saw action in the early years; jet aircraft zoomed through the skies over Germany in 1945.
American Fighter Planes of WWII Descriptions and comments by the aces who flew them. By Stephen Sherman, Apr. 2002.Updated July 28, 2011. P-38 Lockheed Lightning Big, twin-engine fighter plane used by Army fliers from 1943 in the Pacific
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Early life. Born on April 8, 1913, in Canton (now Guangzhou), China, where his American parents lived at the time while his ophthalmologist father was teaching eye surgery there, Howard returned with his family to St. Louis, Missouri, in 1927.After graduating from John Burroughs School in St. Louis, he earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from Pomona College in Claremont, California, in 1937 ...
Merchant Marine in the Pacific. On Dec. 7, 1941, the cargo ship SS Cynthia Olson was the first U.S. flag ship torpedoed by a Japanese submarine in World War II.The ship and all on board were lost about 1,200 miles west of the Pacific Coast.
The American Theater describes a series of mostly minor areas of operations during World War II.This was mainly due to both North and South America's geographical separation from the central theaters of conflict in Europe and the Pacific. Thus, any full-scale threat by the Axis Powers to invade the continental United States or other areas was considered negligible, allowing for American ...
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WW2 B24 Air Battle, Bail Out, and Rescue by USS Cobia. In WW2, I was an Army Air Force 4-engine B-24 bomber pilot, 1st Lt. in the 13th Air Force, 5th Bombardment Group, 23rd Squadron.
World War II, a global conflict that lasted from 1939-45, was among the most far-reaching conflicts in history. The war spanned six continents, involved more than 30 countries, and introduced new weapons and machinery.